Nov 5, 2015

Extreme dust storms blanket Israel

Israel
by
Sharon Udasin
,
The Jerusalem Post
Tourists walk at the shore of the Mediterranean sea in Ashkelon in southern Israel during heavy hazy weather in the region. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Tourists walk at the shore of the Mediterranean sea in Ashkelon in southern Israel during heavy hazy weather in the region. (photo credit:REUTERS)

While the dust storm engulfing the country on Tuesday and Wednesday might not be a rare event in and of itself, the increasing incidence of extreme weather in recent years continues to generate concern among experts. “We had in the past events of dust storms, but this is not the important thing,” [said] Prof. Uri Marinov, an environmental consultant who served as the Environmental Protection Ministry’s first director-general... “The important thing is to look around here and around the world and see what is happening with the weather. There are more and more extreme events.”